Borussia Dortmund have won their two previous meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk. It was in the Champions League play-offs back in August 2001. BVB won 2-0 in Ukraine and 3-1 in Germany.
No Ukrainian team has ever beaten Borussia Dortmund in European competition (including qualifiers) (five losses, one draw).
Borussia Dortmund are one of four teams unbeaten in the Champions League this season with Juventus, Malaga and Schalke.
Shakhtar Donetsk have only won 2 of their last 7 Champions League games at home (three defeats, two draws).
This is only the second time Shakhtar have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after 2010/11 when they were eventually knocked out in the quarter-finals.
Shakhtar are unbeaten in their last 4 encounters with German clubs in European competition (three wins, one draw).
Borussia Dortmund have won only one of their last six away games in the Champions League. It was against Ajax in this season’s group stages.
Dortmund have kept only one clean sheet in their last 19 away games in the Champions League.
No side picked up fewer bookings than Dortmund in the group stages this season (6).
Luiz Adriano has scored three goals from three shots on target in the Champions League this season.
Marco Reus has scored in each of his thee away games in the Champions League this season.